Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has become increasingly critical of charter schools this year, and his new proposals for charters would change how they operate and how they are funded.
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A report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools says most states have some kind of policy supporting charter schools' facilities needs, but their approaches to the issue vary significantly.
July 21, 2019
The senator and Democratic presidential candidate's brother, who once co-founded a charter school that was forced to close, is in the news after being hired to work on early-childhood education in New Jersey.
July 18, 2019
Political volatility has renewed the spotlight on major education policy changes on the island over nearly the past two years, including charters, vouchers, and school closures.
July 03, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders should abandon his call for a national moratorium on new charter schools because of its impact on students of color, an advocacy group has told the Vermont independent.
July 02, 2019
An education platform from the left-leaning Center for American Progress details approaches the think tank the president should take on issues such as charter schools, teacher preparation, and race.
June 23, 2019
On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?
June 20, 2019
The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of a sweeping education omnibus bill, which would allow the state's first charter schools.
June 18, 2019
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declared in his veto statement: "We have public schools that are structurally deteriorating, contaminated by lead, and staffed by teachers who are not appropriately paid and overstretched in their responsibilities."
June 11, 2019
Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.